‘Unfortunately, won’t be again’ – David Warner confident of not playing for SRH ever again in the IPL

‘Unfortunately, won’t be again’ – David Warner confident of not playing for SRH ever again in the IPL

Jason Roy replaced Warner in the playing eleven for the match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

Australia batter David Warner has had a rough time in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. After winning the Orange Cap in quite a few of the previous seasons, he hasn’t quite had the season he would have liked to in 2021. When the first leg took place in India, Warner was removed as the skipper of the team after which Kane Williamson took over.

In the ongoing edition, Warner has notched a mere 195 runs at an average of 24.37 at an underwhelming strike rate of 107.73. Although he scored two half-centuries, Warner looked far from his very best. After warming the bench for an odd game, Warner was back into the playing eleven, mostly because Jonny Bairstow had pulled out of the league due to certain reasons.

However, he managed scores of zero and two against the Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. Thereafter, the SRH team management decided to leave him out for the game against Rajasthan Royals on Monday, September 27 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

In the meantime, one of the SRH supporters was a tad bemused on not seeing Warner on the field. The fan took to Twitter and wrote, “Is Warner in the stadium… We didn’t spot him.”

Warner reverted to the fan, sounding pretty clear about his future at the Sunrisers. He replied to the fan and wrote, “unfortunately, won’t be again but keep supporting please.”

David Warner’s reply

David Warner comment
David Warner comment. (Photo Source: Instagram)

In place of Warner, the Orange Army roped in Jason Roy into the playing eleven. Roy went on to become the Player of the Match for his knock of 60 as SRH won by seven wickets. Prior to the game, Williamson talked about the players playing to their strength and keeping their spirit high despite the team being knocked out of the competition.

“Today there is something fresh. There are a lot of changes. So, it is important that the youngsters come in and stick to their strengths. As a unit we do want to be putting performances together. That is the focus for us even though we are sort of no longer in the comp. We want to play the kind of cricket we are proud of,” Williamson was quoted as saying before the game.